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One of the largest botanical gardens on the west coast, the Botanical Gardens cover 55 acres with thousands of varieties of plants from around the world and multiple specialized gardens and miles of trails (seriously, the place is huge).
One of the largest botanical gardens on the west coast, the Botanical Gardens cover 55 acres with thousands of varieties of plants from around the world and multiple specialized gardens and miles of trails (seriously, the place is huge). One of the most unique attractions is the Redwood Trail, which runs through a naturalistic redwood forest reminiscent of the ones north of San Francisco along the Californian coast. There is also a bookstore and library on the premises, near the main entrance.
1199 9th Avenue, San Francisco, CA, United States
With roses and other flowers mentioned in his plays
The California Academy of Sciences is an absolutely stunning museum and an excellent place to take your children
The oldest public Japanese garden in the country, with beautiful plants, ponds, bridges, and Japanese-style structures including a tea house
A modern and ethnic art focused museum, with three levels of fascinating exhibits with contemporary and historical pieces from America as well as art of Africa, Oceania, and the Americas in a uniquely-designed building with courtyards and sculpture gardens
A large and unique kid's play area
This antique palatial greenhouse, one of the first structures of its kind in the county, is filled with a huge variety of beautiful and exotic plant species
Worth visiting because of the stupendous views it offers over downtown San Francisco, Golden Gate Park, the Pacific Ocean, Marin headlands, and across to the Sutro Tower
This pleasant lake surrounding Strawberry Hill, a scenic island with excellent views and great picnic spots, is an excellent place to relax
The Moraga Street Stairs, formally the 16th Avenue Tiled Steps Project, comprise a colorful mosaic added during a 2005 renovation of the stairs, inspired by the Santa Teresa Steps in Rio de Janeiro
Sprawling over 1017 acres on San Francisco's Pacific coast, the Golden Gate Park is the largest man-made park in the world